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Design research, architectural research, architectural design research: an argument on disciplinarity and identity

Luck, Rachael (2019). Design research, architectural research, architectural design research: an argument on disciplinarity and identity. Design Studies (Early Access).

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Abstract

This paper studies the relationship between design and architectural research and questions whether these can be viewed as separate disciplines. Presented is an historical review of how this relationship has changed over 40-years. Several interventions, including research assessment, provide a motive to identify architecture as a discipline, however locating a unique ‘architectural’ element continues to be problematic. This argument advances this debate noting that recent changes, understanding design as movement for societal change and the involvement of non-academics (researcher/practitioners) in practice-based research, open up new epistemic vantage points. In particular it is at the intersection of architectural design research (ADR) and detailed design studies of architects at work that new ways of constructing architectural and designerly knowledge emerge.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Elsevier
ISSN: 0142-694X
Keywords: architectural design; design research; epistemology; research methods; practice based research
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 68023
Depositing User: Rachael Luck
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 08:14
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 17:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/68023
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